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Tymoshenko: pro-European parliament to be formed in Ukraine for the first time in 25 years

October 26, 2014, 21:50 UTC+3 KIEV
According to the first results of the exit-polls, Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc is leading with 22.2%, followed by the People’s Front led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, with 21.8% of the vote
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Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko

© Konstantin Sazonchik/TASS

KIEV, October 26. /TASS/. Power in Ukraine has been given to two parties - Petro Poroshenko Bloc and the People’s Front led by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Batkivshchyna Party leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, said on Sunday.

“A pro-European parliament will be formed in Ukraine for the first time in 25 years,” she said.

Tymoshenko did not comment on her party’s results. It got less than 6%. The Batkivshchyna party is ready to help the power the people will form by all possible means and resources, she said.

According to the first results of the exit-polls, Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc is leading Ukraine’s parliamentary polls with 22.2%.

The Petro Poroshenko Bloc is followed by the People’s Front led by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, with 21.8% of the vote. The third is Samopomoshch led by Mayor of Lviv Andrei Sadovy, with 14.2%

Yuri Boiko’s Opposition Bloc is winning 7.8% of votes. Oleg Lyashko’s Radical Party is scoring 6.4%, Yulia Tymoshenko-led Batkivshchyna - 5.6%, and Oleh Tyahnybok’s Svoboda - 6.3%

The Communist Party and the Right Sector party are not likely to overcome the 5-percent barrier to get into the parliament.

Opposition Bloc does not rule out vote rigging

Ukraine’s Opposition Bloc led by former energy minister Yuri Boiko has pledged to do its utmost to prevent possible falsification of results of parliamentary polls.

Immediately after the results of exit polls were made public, the Bloc’s leader Yuri Boiko said these were the “dirtiest” elections in the entire Ukrainian history.

“The Opposition Bloc has achieved a good result and will be represented in the parliament,” he said. “But there have never been such dirty elections in the Ukrainian history.”

Earlier Yuri Pavlenko of the Opposition Bloc told TASS that the Bloc had expected such results. “This is approximately ten percent, but this is not the final result - according to exit polls, we have a big latent electorate and many people were afraid to speak out during the polls. So, the result might be higher,” he said.

He said the Bloc’s headquarters was afraid the authorities might rig votes during the upcoming night. “So, we will spare no effort to protect the election results and each vote cast for the Opposition Bloc,” he said.

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